Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Moore, Megan Bishop, 1972-

Title Philosophy and practice in writing a history of ancient Israel / Megan Bishop Moore
Published New York ; London : T & T Clark, [2006]
Online access available from:
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (vi, 205 pages)
Series Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 435
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 435
Contents Current philosophical issues in history writing -- Evaluating and using evidence -- Assumptions and practices of historians of ancient Israel in the mid-twentieth century -- Assumptions and practices of minimalist historians of ancient Israel -- Non-minimalist historians of ancient Israel
Summary Philosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel elucidates and examines assumptions about history writing that current historians of ancient Israel and Judah employ. It is undertaken in the context of the conflict between so-called ""minimalists"" and ""maximalists"" within the discipline today. Though the use of the Bible as evidence is the focal point of the opposition of these two approaches, Moore shows that a number of related philosophical and practical concerns are telescoped in this issue, including concepts of Empiricism, Objectivity, Representation and Language, Subjec
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-201) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Historiography.
Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D. -- Historiography.
Old Testament scholars -- History -- 20th century.
Palestine -- History -- To 70 A.D. -- Historiography.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567064077 (electronic bk.)
9780567064073 (electronic bk.)